Tag archives: Greece

Communists on the March

by Robert Morrison

February 17, 2012

Here’s an interesting story. This photo shows two Communist banners hung on the Acropolis at the base of Parthenon. Note the KKE - the initials of the Greek Communist Party.

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Notice that the mainstream media never mentions the presence of Communists in massive demonstrations—here or abroad. The Communists can rally by the thousands, brandish hammer-and-sicklebanners—and get into violent fights with the police. They can smash windows, stomp police cars, and set fire to public facilities and you will never read about it or see it so described on TV.

Oh, you may see the demonstrations, the clashes, but the anchors will decorously look away from the red stars and Communist slogans. As Marx said: Whoare you going to believe, me or your own lying eyes? Actually, that was Groucho, not Karl.

I took my 15-year old son to Seattle on a business trip in 1996. He wanted to see the place where he was born. We took in the great tourists sites, including the first Starbucks and Pike Place Market. But then we saw a large demonstration that threatened to turn violent. Justice for Janitors, read the placards. Most of the marchers were Hispanic and many of the signs were in Spanish. They were being hemmed in by Seattle mounted police.

A horse will not step on a man intentionally. But a horse can betripped and made to fall on a man. Or it can be spooked and, in panic, run over a man.

I showed my son the Communist organizers who were on walkie-talkies in those pre-cell phone days. Their instruments were bigger than their shoes, but they needed them. They stood up on a hill, at a very safe distance. They were egging on the marchers, urging them to get in closer to the horses. If one or more of the horses injured a demonstrator, the Communists would have a new martyr for their cause. Justice for Julio would be their signs in their next demonstration.

What I am not saying here is that every time workers strike or demand better working conditions, the Communists put them up to it. Nor am I saying that Hispanics are being manipulated by Communists. That was the charge of too many in the 1960s who wanted to maintain segregation, who called Civil Rights a Communist ploy.

What I do want to point out is that the mainstream media—colorfully called the Drive-By media by a famous fur ball behind the Golden Microphone—do in fact drive by whenever they come upon Communists instigating violence.

The Greek Communist Party—KKE in the photo from USA Today—has been trouble for decades. Prime Minster Winston Churchill flew to Athens on Christmas Day, 1944. He wanted to put down the Communist attempt to seize control of Greece as the Nazis were being driven out. The American Left hooted and booed at Churchill, calling him imperialistand war monger. But Churchill prevailed. And Greeces freedom was maintained.

After the Second World War, President Harry Truman began aiding Greeceand Turkey in their efforts to stay out of the Communists grasp. The Greeks and Turks surely hated each other, but they feared being dragged behind the Soviet Unions Iron Curtain even more.

So, the next time you go by an Occupy Wall Street encampment or happen upon union demonstrators sitting in at the Wisconsin State Capitol, or your state capitol, make it a point to check out the literature on view there. You may be surprised to learn that the Communists, who were supposed to have vanished like those demons on Bald Mountain when the Evil Empire collapsed, have not gone away. In fact, they never left!

Greeks Bear Giftsfor Pedophiles

by Peter Sprigg

January 13, 2012

This week brought yet another of those youve gotta be kidding stories.

The Associated Press reports that the Greek government has expanded its list of officially recognized disabilities to include pedophiles (as well as exhibitionists, kleptomaniacs, and pyromaniacs).

This mean pedophiles in Greece may now qualify for government-funded disability paynot despite, but because of, their pedophilia.

I assume that the disability classification stems from identifying pedophilia as a mental illness. Yet not every illness is a disability. Wikipedia offers several definitions of disability, but a central concept is the existence of a restriction in the ability to perform a normal activity of daily living. Pedophiles do not have a restriction in the ability to perform a normal activity. They have an inclination to perform an abnormal activity. This is not a disability.

Taking pedophilia out of the realm of moral judgment and into the realm of mental health is one step toward normalizing it. Some advocates, like those at a conference in Baltimore last summer, would like to go the rest of the way and remove pedophilia from the list of mental disorders altogether. Now Greece is on the verge of actively subsidizing it.

Taken to an extreme, the Greek action runs the risk of creating a truly perverse incentivefor otherwise healthy individuals to become (or pretend to be) pedophiles merely in order to obtain government support payments.

Fortunately, Greek disability advocates have condemned the move as incomprehensible. Yannis Vardakastanis, who is blind, said, Its really not not serious to grant Peeping Toms a 20-30 pecent disability rate and 10 percent to diabetics.

Given the fiscal crisis that has confronted Greece in recent years, it boggles the mind that they would even consider giving payments to pedophiles.